Feds won’t make Mississippi redo A-to-F school rating system

April 1, 2018 in Education

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Federal education officials say Mississippi won’t have to restructure its system for assigning A-to-F letter grades to public schools. The U.S. Department of Education said in […]

Feds pledge $30M to aid 2 Washington County school districts

December 21, 2016 in Education

STONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Education is awarding a Mississippi nonprofit group nearly $30 million over five years to provide services aimed at improving academic outcomes in […]

Feds OK 1-year grace period on Mississippi school rating system

June 5, 2014 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi schools will get a one-year grace period in the state’s school and district rating system as they move to a new curriculum. The U.S. Department […]

Unfair to grade Mississippi schools when the criteria changes midstream (Other views)

May 15, 2014 in Editorials, Education, Opinion

The Associated Press Mississippi’s public schools face unintended, unfair and unhelpful outcomes in state accountability rankings if the U.S. Department of Education does not approve the state’s plan to freeze […]

Mississippi gets $5.6 million from feds to help struggling schools

February 10, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi is getting $5.6 million in federal money to pay for efforts to improve poorly performing schools. The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday it was […]